Introducing Les amis de la montagne's electronic newsletter

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Les amis de la montagne welcome you to their new electronic newsletter

This newsletter will provide you with the latest and most up-to-date news about Mount Royal and the activities of Les amis de la montagne. Published on a monthly basis, the newsletter will be available on Les amis’ website or delivered directly to your inbox by email if you are subscribed to Les amis’ mailing list. Feel free to forward this newsletter to your family and friends. Please let us know what you think by forwarding your comments and suggestions.

Les amis de la montagne inaugurate their new Internet platform and launch the interactive map, “Mount Royal, A Territory to Discover”

With the participation of Raymond Bachand, Member for Outremont, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Montreal region, Helen Fotopulos, Mayor of the Plateau-Mont-Royal Borough and member of the Executive Committee of the Ville de Montréal responsible for the environment, parks, green and blue spaces, Mount Royal and the status of women, Peter A. Howlett, C.M., President of Les Amis de la montagne and techno-animator "Capsulette", Les amis de la montagne held a press conference on October 3rd at Laïka restaurant-bar at which the interactive map, “Mount Royal, A Territory to Discover” was unveiled. After the inauguration, the media was invited to participate in a guided walking tour, an audio-video-podcast downloaded from the website.

Les amis’ new platform focuses on the discovery of the historic and natural heritage of the mountain through the innovative use of interactive technologies, providing interpretation of the unexpected and little known assets of the mountain, its makeup and its inhabitants.

This project, that meets the objectives of both sustainable development and sustainable tourism, was made possible by the ministry of Heritage Canada; the Ministère des Affaires municipales et des Régions; the Ville de Montréal and the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition feminine as part of the Entente pour le développement culturel de Montréal; and the expertise of our partners in technology, the companies SedNove and Lichen Communications. This project was also made possible by the invaluable support and collaboration of 16 institutional and association partners on Mount Royal, who contributed to the realization of the site.

L to R: Helen Fotopulos, Peter A. Howlett, C.M., Raymond Bachand (Photo: Pierre Laplante 2008)


Dignitaries and guests at the press conference

Capsulette (Mélanie Charbonneau) presents the interactive map


Left - Participants borrow MP4 readers to hear-see the audio-video podcasts

Right - Capsulette explains how to use the technology


Left - Participants share the podcast experience

Right - Les amis' production team: Executive Director, Sylvie Guilbault, Eric Richard, Jean-Michel Villanove, Samuel Montigné, Gabrielle Korn and Myriam Grondin

(Photos: Andrew Dobrowolskyj 2008)

Les amis de la montagne invite you to visit the interactive map and create your own guided visits by downloading our « audio-video podcasts » onto your digital multimedia player. Starting October 11, you can rent a multimedia player directly from Smith House.

Les amis de la montagne’s website gets completely revamped

Ten years is an eternity in the world of Internet technology! With the creation of the interactive map, “Mount Royal, A Territory to Discover”, Les amis de la montagne decided to completely revamp their existing website located at

The changes are striking – from the design to the navigation and finally to its interactive components.

Five menus present a variety of sections to the public:

For those interested in receiving alerts when information is updated on the site, a subscription to an RSS feed is also available.
Please send us your comments and impressions on the new site – use our online reply form in the “About us – Contact us” section of the site.

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